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Description of problem:
/usr/share/xemacs-21.4.6/lisp/simple.el has important logic commented out. this
logic is used by common applications for XEmacs users such as:
the user experiences a deactivate-mark void error message and the XEmacs
function stops in mid execution often leaving the content being edited in an
invalid state. note that deactivate-mark is probably not the only important
thing that is commented out in simple.el.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
invoke any XEmacs function that uses deactivate-mark.
Actual Results: the user receives a deactivate-mark void error message and the
XEmacs function exits leaving the buffer being edited in an invalid state.
Expected Results: the function should have completed.
the simplest way for most users to work around this is to edit ~/.xemacs/init.el
;; the following was missing/commented out of
;; /usr/share/xemacs-21.4.6/lisp/simple.el and is necessary to run
;; JDEE. it appears to have originate with FSFmacs and is used by
;; tempo template. it appears to be the minimum necessary to use JDEE.
(defvar mark-active nil)
(defsubst deactivate-mark ()
(setq mark-active nil)
xemacs-21.4.8-15 has a much updated simple.el